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EP Review: Wino Rider

Released August 4th, the three track EP Wino Rider comes from L.A. husband-wife duo Danjasop, an act emerging from a dance music scene that’s been spearheaded by Mad Decent and is influenced by heavy bass. The EP is part one of a two part series, the second part being a project that should be released […]

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Concert Recaps

Concert Recap: Lollapalooza 2014, Day 3

I’m actually in the above video, so there’s my five seconds of Lolla fame. Despite it raining on and off throughout Sunday’s performances, it was worth every minute to be in the crowd, soaking wet like everyone else, and to simply not give a damn. I stayed at the Samsung Galaxy Stage all day, and […]

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Concert Recaps

Concert Recap: Pitchfork Music Festival (Part 1(?))

So I hit up Pitchfork Music Festival last Sunday, and it was a solid experience. In terms of performances, I did these things in the following order: Listened to the chill, jammy-band stylings of DIIV Overheard Deafheaven killing it while waiting for Earl Sweatshirt Moshed with the Wolf Gang Rocked to some of ScHoolboy Q’s best cuts Nearly […]

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Top 5

Top 5 Tuesday: Boy Band Songs

  Through the late 80s, 90s, and even with a 2010s resurgence via One Direction and others, boy bands have seemed to always be a prevalent part of both pop culture and 90 percent of the tweenage female population’s lives. Even if you didn’t grow up with NKOTB or weren’t pining for some crazy fad toy, you’d find from the […]

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The Top 5 Artists of NXNE

It’s been a long time coming, but I’ve finally got around to sharing my experience of North by Northeast Music and Interactive Festival in the most accessible way possible. Below, IN PARTICULAR ORDER, are the best shows I saw from those four days in Toronto. 5. I HATE TODD and Oneiroi at Hideout – This was […]

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5 Reasons You Need to See Wild Cub Tonight

A band by the name of Wild Cub is coming to Madison tonight, and there’s no reason you shouldn’t go if your schedule is open. We’ve got five good reasons to convince you to go: 1. Their music is actually good – While the band is most easily described as an indie pop quintet, they […]

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Concert Recaps

Concert Recap: Deafheaven at High Noon Saloon

After getting back to Madison from North by Northeast Music and Interactive Festival in Toronto on Sunday, my level of exhaustion only meant one thing: I NEED METAL, of course. In all seriousness, I did not want to miss the band that put out one of my favorite albums from last year, so I made the trek […]

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Concert Recap: Skinny Lister at Bottom Lounge in Chicago

  Leave it to Lucas to drag me out to a bar in Chicago to see one of the few artists he actually enjoys. In complete honesty though, “drag me” wouldn’t be the appropriate phrasing. While it was Lucas who proposed heading down to the Chi to see a bar concert headlined by English folk […]

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Concert Recaps

Concert Recaps: Spring 2014

I never had the chance to talk on all the shows I saw throughout this year so far, so I wanted to make a few comments on those shows before we roll into summer concerts/festivals. Each concert had its own vibe and unique experience, but no doubt some were better than the others. I’ll go through […]

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Features

What Your Summer 2014 Song Says About You

It started to get sticky in the apartment yesterday, so I figured we were close enough to the summer to know what songs will remain at the top of the Top 40 this season, and that I could profile everyone’s musical taste based on which of the songs below you like most. As a disclaimer, please understand […]